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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Graeme Macrae Burnet -
An author researching a notorious and now-forgotten British psychotherapist unexpectedly receives a series of notebooks written by a former patient. Thus begins Graeme ...Read Review
By Barbara Mujica -
Stories of two different but equally engaging women intertwine in Mujica’s superb historical novel portraying the life of film star Dolores del ...Read Review
By A.K. Kulshreshth -
In 2005 Singapore, the elderly Ah Ding is making a precarious living selling packets of tissues in one of modern Singapore’s steel and ...Read Review
By Amita Parikh -
The World of Wonders circus and the train that carries it through Europe is the only world Lena has known. Raised by her ...Read Review
By Nancy Cole Silverman -
In Phoenix, Arizona, in 1996, Kate is summoned by her WWII veteran father, Steve, and shown a piece of an airplane’s aluminum skin ...Read Review
By Lecia Cornwall -
Lecia Cornwall’s That Summer in Berlin is a close-up view of the 1936 Berlin Olympics through the lens of two debutantes on a ...Read Review
By Beverly Lewis -
Beverly Lewis continues to impress with thoughtful journeys and gentle romance in her latest novel, The Orchard. In this mid-20th century tale, ...Read Review
By Penny Thorpe -
Autumn 1938, and unease about a possible war is spreading among the workers of Mackintosh’s chocolate factory in Halifax, Yorkshire, especially as some ...Read Review
By Robert J. Harris -
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will welcome this latest addition to the great detective’s myth. Robert J. Harris sets this novel at the ...Read Review
By Elan Barnehama -
Growing up in New York City in the late 1960s, 13-year-old Zach’s life is defined by his Jewish roots and the war ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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